Syracuse, N.Y. (AP) — Officials at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Syracuse are set to unveil the facility's new $90 million addition.
Local media outlets report that the VA will officially open the six-story wing during a Friday morning ceremony with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki giving a speech in the medical center's auditorium. The Flag Day event coincides with the Syracuse VA hospital's 60th anniversary.
The addition includes a 30-bed Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder Center. Many upstate veterans with spinal cord ailments had been traveling to New York City or Cleveland for care.
The new wing also houses an outpatient surgery center, operating rooms and a dialysis and infusion program. Construction on the addition began in 2009.
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